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Freshman and Transfer Applicants


Saint John Paul II Academy accepts students entering the 9th, 10th or 11th grade.  We only accept Seniors on a very limited basis and you must contact the Admissions Office for access to an application.

1. Applicant Criteria: 

  • Minimum requirements for an applicant applying to Saint John Paul II Academy must include a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better with no semester grade lower than a “C”.   
  • All applicants must maintain an exemplary disciplinary record. 
  • Proof of Immunization (DH680).
  • Transfer Applicants must have completed or be on track to complete, within the traditional Academic Calendar (August - May), the required credits for their current grade level.  
  • Saint John Paul II Academy does not accept applications from students who elect to/must repeat a high school grade.

2. Applying: 

Freshmen applications must be submitted by December 1, 2023. The following documents are required to complete your application. It is your responsibility to see that we receive them. There is a $100 nonrefundable application/testing fee due at the time of the application submission. 
  • A copy of the applicants birth certificate
  • A copy of the applicants transcript and standardized test scores. 
  • If applicable, submit any documentation regarding: an Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 or Psycho-Educational Evaluation.
  • Email addresses for the applicants current school Principal/Administrator and a current English or Math teacher to complete the Referral/Recommendation Section.
  • Applicant Photograph, optional

In addition, please note the following requirement: “The Diocese of Palm Beach requires that, prior to attendance in school, each student present or have on file with the school a certificate of immunization for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunizations are required by the Department of Health. A Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form DH680) completed by a healthcare provider participating in Florida Shots is required to document the administration of prescribed immunizations doses or to document a permanent or temporary exemption there from. An exemption from immunization requirements is permissible only with a physician's certificate as to the need for either a temporary or permanent medical exemption. An exemption from immunization requirements is not permissible, for religious, philosophical, personal, or other reasons. "

3. Freshman High School Placement Test:

All freshmen applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT), and only those with an application on file by December 1, 2023 are eligible to sit for the exam. Your score on the HSPT will be an important factor in your acceptance and placement at Saint John Paul II Academy.  The official High School Placement Test date is on December 2, 2023. Only freshmen applicants who sit for the test on 12/2/23 will be eligible for scholarships.  If you cannot sit for the test on that date assigned after submitting your application, please contact  For further information on the HSPT, please visit .

4. Checking your Application: 

Once you have submitted an application and the application fee, you can log back in anytime with the Username and Password you created.  Simply return to our website, select "Admissions" and then click "Application Login".  This will allow you to see how far along your application is or what is missing.

5. Completed Applications: 

All Freshmen Applicants who have completed the admissions process by January 16, 2024 will have their decision letters mailed on January 26, 2024 .  After January 26, 2024, we will be on rolling admission until the class is full.

Transfer applicants are considered for Fall and Spring start dates.  Transfers and will be considered once a student completes the application process including all the necessary documentation by August 18, 2023 for Fall, and December 8, 2023 for Spring. 


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